My life won't continue like *this* either...  

rm_Dysgyzed 47F
3068 posts
7/11/2006 1:23 am

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My life won't continue like *this* either...

but at least the wolves won't huff and puff my ass into homelessness.

I've gotten a "survival" type of of those you take because you do what you have to do to make it in this world.

I'll be a telemarketer and let me say now "I AM SORRY TO INTERUPT YOUR DINNER, YOUR LIFE, YOUR PEACE OF MIND!" If I had other options that paid enough for my bills, that's what I'd do, but as it is, this is the way the cards lay.

Now, when I'm cussed for 30 hours out of 40, and have vivid fantasies of running away to NV to become a pro, we'll all know why.

Oh, yes, I'm so very glad I paid all of that money (and took out all of those loans) to get a BA (in psychology, like a dumbass) so that I could take a job that requires less than a H.S. diploma. BUT...I am remembering that I have the Love and Support of some *Very* *Dear* People, and more opportunities *WILL* come my way...because I'll FIND them.

Obviously, I'm rather ambivalent about this new job, but pleased that I could get *something* to help me through until the next, and Best part of my life.

Again, THANK YOU most *Sincerely* for your Support and Caring...your accompaniment on my Journey. You have Truly Honored me, and I recognize how very Lucky I am to have Many of you.

Your Blessings have been received and are Returned with Full Heart.

Picture relevancy? "Leap Frog"

2943 posts
7/11/2006 1:58 am

Hey are right! It won't continue like that but at least you can still put food on your table so for now do what ya have to!
Something good is gonna come your way...we all know it and so do you!
Sweet kiss on the cheek!


8337 posts
7/11/2006 2:03 am


I'm not sure I can put a positive spin on this.

I know this type of job isn't for you at all.

I realize though, that sometimes due to circumstances we don't always have the best of options.

I'm sure you'll find something that suits you, just get past this and do the best you can.

I didn't know you had a BA in Psychology.

Any reason you didn't pursue it further, at least through a Master's level program?

I'm considering going in to Clinical or Counseling Psych after I finish my BA.

Sorry to sidetrack, you seem like an interesting person, just that you don't reveal all that much on your blog.

There is alot more that you keep hidden.


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

EroticaXTC 51F

7/11/2006 3:03 am

we all have had to take "survival" jobs at times...the last one I had was as a car salesman..HA!!..what a crock that was!! But money means food, clothing, shelter and when earned honestly, there ain't no shame!! Keep hanging{=}
Erotica pushes lily pads to Dysgyzed ...

Glimmer_Man06 48M
3308 posts
7/11/2006 3:29 am

I hear you SisterBear! I am doing the survival job thing as well, and actually, I enjoy it more often than not. Should a better offer cross my ears though, I am outta here!

I have people working under me that have a Doctorate, Masters, what have you. But when times are tough, you do what you gotta do, and sitting around waiting for an opportunity to knock at your door is not an option.

Of course you have our support. Always have and always will! If yo uever need a Cowboy to ride on, you know where to find me! Love you SisterBear, with all my heart!

They say a woman ages like fine wine...

...mine ages like milk!

VATraveler1948 69M

7/11/2006 4:08 am

Glad to hear that you found a temporary position to keep the wolves away from the door. Keep searching for the right job, it's out there somewhere and you will find it!

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
7/11/2006 4:56 am

This too shall pass. And getting the MA isn't hat much of a help htese days,. Ask Carol. I know the feeling, I've had a "survival job " for the last 10 years. Madew a damned good living at it until
Bush started. Ah well. We have faith in you dys. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

sexyariesgirl 59F

7/11/2006 5:13 am

So glad you at least have a paycheck for the moment that's the important thing. Keep looking sweetie....your job is out there. It took me a lot of years and a lot of jobs, but I think I've finally found the one for me! HUGGS.....

Power To FOK

BlackHeatLust 48M

7/11/2006 5:57 am

Hello there Dysgyzed. I thought I give you some encouragement to let you know that you hang in there and be the best person you can be in this world no matter what. If it means taking a job as a telemarketer then so be it but give it 100% and you can be satisfied that you put your best foot forward after you leave work knowing you did a great job today helping people.

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
7/11/2006 7:34 am

*glimmer* The good thing about a survival job is that you know that you can do anything. My last one was clerk at a peanut stand in Guadalajara ('cause phone operator for an escort service counts as fun, not work!).


Oh, and if you want to go pro, I'll be glad to manage you, sugar I'll even split in your favor Once we've saved up enough we can see about that hippie commune I keep talking about

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
7/11/2006 7:37 am

My sweet ~glimmer~ ......just smile right through that phone! I'll try to remember to be a little more polite to the telemarketers of the world. The ones that truly bug me are the ones that don't even speak English....or live in this country! The "something better" is right around the corner! love ya!

4206 posts
7/11/2006 8:35 am KNOW I know where youre coming can call me and I PROMISE I wont cuss you out!! Course you may not get much work done...but thats the chance you take...and you could always just pretend that youre calling different people...and always look busy!! Perfect!! And you know girl...the massages are ON ME (well...technically they are on you...but you get what I mean ) I simply cannot wait to get our energies together sweet you...hang in there (hey...this sounds backward!!) and many smooches...QueenB

Come on over...let's play in my Castle! The hide and seek is awesome!


cuteNEway 42F

7/11/2006 9:46 am

HEY DARLIN!! I'm glad as well that you have a paycheck! SOON for me hun SOON! But you know what? When we both have the perfect paychecks, I'm flying to your neck of the woods then we're renting a bad-ass SUV and takin a road trip back up to NY. We're takin the long way! And when we get back here we are SO tearing up Manhattan!

tee hee

Transblucency 45M

7/11/2006 7:19 pm

Well, I'm glad you found something. You're right, we all have to take these emergency jobs sometimes, no matter how poor a match they are for us. My first job when I moved here was cleaning out warehouses. There's usually a kernel of interest or amusement to be found in any of them, though. If there isn't, I guess you'll have to see it as a tempering experience.

You have my admiration for taking on a hard job. There are always options, but this is the best one if there's nothing better to apply for currently. I admire your self-respect and principled character this decision displays.


toothysmile 51M
16517 posts
7/12/2006 12:32 am

I am honored to be a very small part of this journey. My kisses to you.

demonicsexkitten 42F
10688 posts
7/12/2006 8:35 am

i did telemarketing once. lasted 3 days before i quit in tears. on the bright side, it was a 2nd job, so didn't matter. that was an odd situation though. you know how sometimes you meet somebody, and you both just feel that deep and instant bond? well... one of the women telemarketers... i felt from the moment i saw her that i needed to put myself under her wing, talk with her, learn from her, listen to her. she felt an instantaneous similar feeling... as if she had to take me under her wing, help guide me, etc. she's the one that pointed out i should be an accountant. she planted the seed that got me where i'm now. (um... though working a no-brainer job and teetering on the brink of disaster isn't too good)

in-bound calls are much better. you still get to deal with morons and rude ppl... but they're calling YOU... it made it easier for me at least (this was my 2nd job a few months ago when first trying to stave off disaster). i'd still be there except i had to take a medical termination (pneumonia then lost my voice. never returned for the dr. note).

congratulations on *A* job... and may you soon find *THE* job.


Dowd3 44M

7/12/2006 8:42 am

I have a buddy that works in the repo department of a telemarketing outfit in Texas. He tells me you get a thick skin after awhile. Recently he moved into a management position and he's damn near faint with joy. For him this is still a stepping stone job, but he's vague about what he's aiming for in the end.

I suppose a little humility is good for the soul, but in this day and age humility doesn't show up on a credit report. Just remember to keep a cattle prod near your desk for when the boss asks, "You like the job so far?" It may not be a "career move" but I wager it'll put a smile on your face.

Take care
P.S. Did that gastritis (or whatever it was) ever get sorted out, or are you still on medication for it?

rm_cru1972 46M
4407 posts
7/12/2006 6:54 pm

My sweet, There is absolutly no shame in earning a paycheck. I do understand this is not a job you like or are acustomed too, but do realize this, it is all good

May it be so

Fox4aKnight1 44F

7/13/2006 9:21 am

hugs lady

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

7/14/2006 7:01 am

I am Humbled and Honored by Your courage and strength to face with such Grace the Challenge You have been handed....Ready

"I believe I have passed the age of conciseness and righteous rage I found that just surviving is a noble fight"....Billy Joel


MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
7/14/2006 5:09 pm

Telemarketing, eh? I hope you're not too terribly offended when I hang up on you.

demonicsexkitten 42F
10688 posts
7/15/2006 3:32 am

hehehehe i got the ear blast thing once unfortunately mine was due to bad timing when calling my best friend. her dad had just received a serious of "heavy breathing" calls... so he decided next call he'd blast. lo and behold, my shattered ear!!! ('course her dad got a kick out of that... called me "Perv" for a year).

blueguy1051 61M

7/15/2006 4:36 pm

Well, hon, as long as you're putting some food on the table, try to put a few pennies aside to relocate someplace with an economy, ok?

Still lookin, but getting some bites. Hoping I get at least an interview close enough to take you to dinner some night.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

7/15/2006 4:52 pm

    Quoting rm_Dysgyzed:
    Thank you, FoxyLady!

    It's so *GOOD* to see your picture!
hmmmmm I need to do a pic for you too lady.........*G*

Cercei 34F

7/16/2006 9:51 pm

Good luck to you. I took a crap ass temp job this past January. It helped me scrape by (barely) until I could find something I truly enjoyed. I was only there for a month and a half max before my fortunes changed.

kittys4me2 55M

8/10/2006 12:04 am

Well i once got a call from a telemarker sell sub,s to magazines.

I ordered about 10 of them if I remember...then at he end when she was doing the credit card thingy... I interupted her and asked if they had them in BRAIL!! (true story)

She stuttered,stammered and hung up.Elapsed time:15 mins

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